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Apple could kill the double-click with its haptic feedback and pressure sensitive mouse

Apple could kill the double-click with its haptic feedback and pressure sensitive mouse

By 14 August 2014

Apple may be preparing to build a new type of mouse that takes sensitivity and feedback to a new level. The "Force Sensing Mouse" has appeared on the US Patent and Trademark Office with plenty of details. The new mouse will have a pressure sensor under... >>

Tesla: All our patent are belong to you

Tesla: All our patent are belong to you

By 12 June 2014

Elon Musk, the confident CEO of Tesla, has followed on up previous hints with the confirmation that the electric motorcar company will allow any other company to use its patents without having to pay. "Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone... >>

Samsung and Google sign big ten-year patent partnership

Samsung and Google sign big ten-year patent partnership

By 26 January 2014

Samsung announced on Sunday that it and Google have entered a ten-year partnership to license each other's current patents and those filed in the future. It marks a significant move within the patent space, as Samsung will now have access to the patents... >>

Qualcomm expands vast mobile patent portfolio by acquiring Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone patents (update)

Qualcomm expands vast mobile patent portfolio by acquiring Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone patents (update)

By 24 January 2014

Qualcomm has acquired a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard that includes 1,400 US-granted patents and 1,000 granted patents and pending patent applications from other countries. This includes the patents previously held by HP for Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone... >>

Apple patents DRM transfer between users too, follows Amazon's pre-owned digital content footsteps

Apple patents DRM transfer between users too, follows Amazon's pre-owned digital content footsteps

By 8 March 2013

Like Amazon before it, Apple has given a clear indication that it plans to introduce some form of pre-owned system for users to transfer digital content to each other, either through loan or resale. The US Patent and Trademark Office has published details... >>

Samsung perfume-emitting phone patented

Samsung perfume-emitting phone patented

By 9 August 2012

A mobile phone that gives off perfume-scented vapours? As far as features go it’s not on the top of our wish list. However, this hasn’t stopped Samsung applying for a patent for a phone that does just this. The patent, along with conceptual image,... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales banned in USA, customers will have to buy the Galaxy Tab 2 instead

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales banned in USA, customers will have to buy the Galaxy Tab 2 instead

By 27 June 2012

A court has banned the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in America, stating that the Android tablet infringes the Apple iPad design.  The preliminary injunction comes ahead of a court case at the end of July that will see Apple and Samsung battle... >>

Apple devices to get a 3D user interface

Apple devices to get a 3D user interface

By 13 January 2012

Apple iOS-powered devices could be getting a new 3D graphical user interface according to patents recently filed by the company. The new UI should be capable of rendering advanced 3D environments as well as, and get this, detecting hovering hand gestures.... >>

Apple touch keyboard loses the keys

Apple touch keyboard loses the keys

By 26 July 2011

If the current Apple Mac keyboard isn't magical enough for you (is the keyboard "magical" yet? We can't keep track of all the iThings Jobs has given the magic tag to) then you might be interested to hear that Apple has patented a revolutionary new touchscreen... >>

Apple awarded significant touchscreen patent

Apple awarded significant touchscreen patent

By 23 June 2011

Apple has been awarded a crucial patent regarding touchscreens, one it first applied for way back in 2007. Following Apple patent applications is both a laborious and tedious affair. Hardly a day goes past without the web buzzing about yet another Cupertino... >>